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Los Alamos Native Rose Evans Crowned Mrs. New Mexico

on March 20, 2017 - 6:56pm

Rose Evans, a Los Alamos native, was crowned Mrs. New Mexico United States 2017 Sunday night at the New Mexico United States Pageant at the African American Performing Arts Center in Albuquerque. She will continue on to compete for New Mexico at the Mrs. United States National Competion in July in Orlando, Fla. She plans to spend her year as Mrs. New Mexico advocating for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and youth facing adversity in New Mexico. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos native Rose Evans was crowned Mrs. New Mexico United States 2017. Courtesy photo

Newly crowned Mrs.

Smart Design With Suzette: Countertops – Granite vs. Quartz

on March 20, 2017 - 6:50pm

Courtesy/Suzette Fox

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

If you’ve recently shopped for new kitchen countertops, you know firsthand how many options there are today. Research says that for most people, the choices often boil down to granite or quartz. Two out of five homeowners choose one of these two surfaces. If you, too, have whittled it down to granite or quartz, here’s a quick way to learn all about their pros and cons.

Granite
Pro: It has longevity. Granite has had staying power. It is time-tested and has universal appeal.

Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium Features Phantoms And Exoplanets At Planetarium This Weekend

on March 20, 2017 - 6:44pm
 
PEEC News:
 
How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? 
 
At 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium is showing Exoplanets, which reveals plants found outside our solar system along with the science behind how we find them and what we know about their composition. The Friday, March 24, show was cancelled. 
 
The nature center is ending March with an exciting astronomy show and film exploring dark matter at 7 p.m., Friday, March 31, with Dr. Galen Gisler.
 
This special show includes a talk by Dr.

LAPD's Operation Spring Cleaning Nets Seven Arrests

on March 20, 2017 - 3:12pm

Staff Report

Seven people were arrested this morning during Operation Spring Cleaning, a drug sweep by Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD), which began around 7 a.m. and was the result of some four months of work by the department’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone confirmed that the operation was a success and there were no injuries while taking suspects into custody at several local residences.

A news release from Cmdr. Preston Ballew says personnel from New Mexico State Police, Department of Corrections, and the U.S.

Los Alamos Police Conduct Morning Arrests

on March 20, 2017 - 9:53am

Staff Report:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone just confirmed to the Los Alamos Daily Post that several of his officers conducted an operation early this morning in which they exercised a series of warrants on local individuals.

Police made a number of arrests during the course of the operation.

Chief Sgambellone added that the Los Alamos Police Department will issue a press release later today detailing the individuals arrested and charges issued against them.

RTD ‘Blue Buses’ Designated ‘Safe Places’

on March 20, 2017 - 9:08am

NCRTD Chair and Town of Taos Mayor Daniel Barrone and and NCRTD Planning, Projects & Grants Manager Stacey McGuire display a copy of the Safe Place sign now installed on the RTD fleet of buses. Courtesy photo

RTD News:

  • Launch Coincides with National Safe Place Week

Starting today, the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD), RTD “Blue Buses,” will provide northern New Mexico victimized youth with a fleet of safe places to help connect them to life-changing resources through its participation in the national “Safe Place” program and in partnership with Taos-based DreamTree Project.

Meet David Williams Of White Rock

on March 20, 2017 - 8:58am
David Williams of White Rock takes a break at the Pig & Fig. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

During a recent stop at the Pig & Fig in White Rock, the Post bumped into local resident David Williams while he was enjoying his usual cup of cappuccino. Of Welsh heritage, he was born in Watford, just north of London, England, in 1936. His father worked on the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito, which served during and after World War II. Constructed almost entirely of wood, it was nicknamed “The Wooden Wonder”, and affectionately known as the “Mossie”.

Los Alamos Hilltalkers Host Seroogy’s Chocolate Bar Fundraiser At LANB Friday

on March 20, 2017 - 8:45am

Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Speech and Debate Team. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Speech and Debate team completed their tournament season with a strong finish by qualifying nine members of the team to the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in jUne in Birmingham, Ala. 

Twenty-eight members of the Hilltalkers squad traveled to Albuquerque Academy, March 16-18, to battle for an opportunity to represent New Mexico at the National Tournament.

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American Federation Of Teachers New Mexico Marks End Of 2017 Legislative Session

on March 20, 2017 - 8:13am

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly

AFT-NM News:

SANTA FE – Following the conclusion of the 2017 Legislative Session Saturday at the State Capitol, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:

“With the 2017 regular Legislative session ending at noon (Saturday), proactive agendas for public education and workers continue to make advances with pro-education and pro-worker allies in the Roundhouse.

“From support for all employees in their places of work, to modernizing what our high school students can

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Beauty And The Beast

on March 20, 2017 - 7:44am

Los Alamos Nukes Rugby Team Sweeps Games

on March 20, 2017 - 7:12am
Nukes Rugby Team members listen to the referee prior to Saturday's game against St. Pius, which they won 44-5 at Sullivan Field. Team members from left, Ryan McNeill, Taran Cooley, Stefan Brenner, Jacob Mairson, Kevin Merresca, Jacob Neilsen, Caleb Hughes, Patrick Guy, Levi Guarello, Christopher Chalker, Jorge Vega, Joey Sorenson and Aaron Robinson. Not pictured is Preston Brown. The team also beat San Juan 66-0. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
And he's off ... Joey Sorenson makes a break for it during the game Saturday at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
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Letter To The Editor: Variety Of Media Available At Local Libraries

on March 20, 2017 - 7:07am
By TIM LANGWORTHY
Los Alamos
 
As an individual, I applaud Richard Nebel and Terry Goldman for sharing their views concerning the media. I have always felt immense gratitude for the First Amendment’s provisions prohibiting Congress from making any law “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.”
 
Putting on my hat as a member of the County Library Board, I commend to our community the wide variety of media publications available online and in person at Mesa Public Library and the beautiful new White Rock Branch Library. 
 
Publications range from “The New York Times” to “The
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How The Hen House Turns: The Mind Of Chickens

on March 20, 2017 - 6:50am
Cary Neeper. Courtesy photo
 
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
As our girls were growing up in our ¾ acres above Walnut Canyon, we came to know many chickens.  The first hen, Peeky, hatched an only child, Peeper. He became a sensitive gentle person, a lovely gamecock whose caring behavior echoed his upbringing.
 
He also was a patient playmate for our youngest daughter. She carried him, 3-inch spurs and all, in her arms and dressed him up for the pet parade with no struggle. His quiet acceptance spoke volumes about trust between species.

SBA Seeks Applicants For Emerging Leaders Program

on March 20, 2017 - 6:40am
SBA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting applications for the 2017 Emerging Leaders executive level training program designed for established small businesses that are poised for growth.
 
The program has graduated more than 100 talented New Mexico small business owners since its inception in 2008. 
  
“The SBA New Mexico District Office is honored to host our 10th annual Emerging Leaders training,” District Director John M. Garcia said.
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Museum Of Natural History & Science Opens Registration For Summer Science Camps 2017

on March 20, 2017 - 6:39am
Courtesy photo
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Enrich your child’s summer this year with mind-expanding fun at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science’s (NMMNHS) popular Young Explorers Summer Camp program.
 
Registration is now open for children from kindergarten through the eighth grade. Each Summer Camp session is one week long, with activities 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every weekday. Each week is theme-based, with the first session beginning the week of June 12 and the last beginning the week of July 30.
 
NMMNHS has been offering science-based summer camps to elementary

Heinrich Launches #KeepMeCovered Campaign

on March 20, 2017 - 6:38am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) launched “Keep Me Covered,” a social media campaign calling for New Mexicans and people across the country to share a video or photo using the hashtag #KeepMeCovered to highlight what they stand to lose under President Trump and congressional Republicans’ health care plan. 
 
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported yesterday that the bill will cancel health care for 14 million people in just one year, with 24 million losing care by 2026. 
 
“President Trump and

2017 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series

on March 20, 2017 - 6:37am
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Local concert producer Russ Gordon has announced details of his upcoming Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series:
  • May 19: Chuchito Valdes - Afro-Cuban jazz from Havana, Cuba & Cancun, Mx. Master of Cuban music including Son, Danzon, Cuban Timba and Guaguanco.
  • May 26: Deke Dickerson - Alt-Indie Rock, Retro Swing, Rockabilly Revival, Roots-Rock,Hillbilly, Surf, Jump Blues & instrumental rock. The King of the Geek Guitar! From Los Angeles
  • June 2: The Coral Creek Band - Americana/Country Rock, bluegrass, Cajun, Folk & Island rock from Colorado
  • June 9: Western Centuries -

CVNM On Senate's EMNRD Secretary Confirmation

on March 20, 2017 - 6:36am
Ken McQueen
 
CVNM News:
 
SANTA FE The Senate confirmed the Governor's nominee for secretary of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) in a 32-4 vote.
 
Ken McQueen is a former executive of WPX Energy, an Oklahoma-based fossil fuel company. During his time with the company, WPX was a top donor to Gov. Martinez’ reelection campaign, her political action committees and her legislative allies.
 
In response to his appointment, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) Executive Director Demis Foster released the following statement:
 
“Gov.

Letter To The Editor: Quoting Tweets And So Much More...

on March 20, 2017 - 6:27am
By “That” Concerned Citizen Again
Los Alamos

Mr. Visel, I am glad that we agree on the importance of the First Amendment for this country. However, I take exceptions to some statements in your letter (link).

It is telling that you complain about biased reporting of exactly the same “mainstream” media, as our president. You could as well just have posted Mr. Trump's tweets. If this is your reliable source of news, than we already disagree here. His tweets for years have been proven (by facts) as rarely being truthful or respectful … but we have the First Amendment, so I guess this is ok.

Let us

In And Around Town: March 24

on March 20, 2017 - 5:51am

 

The Los Alamos Daily Post’s “In and Around Town” community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com. 

 

FRIDAY, March 24

​Buddhist Meditation

​The Unitarian Church is hosting a Buddhist meditation class from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class is free. http://www.ladailypost.com/content/heartfelt-wisdom-buddhist-meditation-march-24

Food Depot Mobile Food Pantry

The Food Depot's Mobile Food Pantry will distribute food from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.

Daily Postcard: Another Beautiful Sunrise

on March 20, 2017 - 5:44am
Daily Postcard: Another beautiful sunrise spotted from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Los Alamos Teen Explains ‘Fugitive’ Game

on March 19, 2017 - 5:31pm
Stephanie Nielsen
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A question posted on the Keep It Local - Los Alamos Facebook page Friday by Lisa Bracy concerning a game called “Fugitive” played by local teens drew dozens of answers and comments over a 24-hour period before local teen Stephanie Nielsen explained it on the site.

Nielsen said parents who are concerned because local teenagers like to play games, should look at it from their point of view and went on to explain the game as follows:

“What happens first is that someone awesome such as Eben Bold helps organize it all.

New Mexico GOP Releases Statement On Conclusion Of 2017 Legislative Session

on March 19, 2017 - 5:04pm

New Mexico GOP News:

ALBUQUERQUE Today, the Republican Party of New Mexico released the following statement following the end of the 2017 legislative session:

“Republican legislators have a lot to be proud about this year,” said Republican Party of New Mexico Spokesman Tucker Keene. “Despite the Democrat majority wasting time on donor service, virtue-signaling against our president, and useless memorial bills, Republican legislators sponsored and passed several landmark pieces of legislation this session.

“From creating an ethics commission to providing local communities the resources to

EGGSTRAVAGANZA 2017: Donations Needed

on March 19, 2017 - 4:52pm

COMMUNITY News:

It is time again to prepare for the annual EGGSTRAVAGANZA! Last year 15,000 plastic eggs (filled with goodies) were spread over the golf course.

More than 800 kids (ages 12 and under) raced to gather. It is always a great time for all ages of kids.

All kids are invited to attend. Please arrive early.

Donations are needed to purchase eggs, goodies, fun jump and provide prizes. Make checks payable to New Beginnings Fellowship, 112 East Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Note on check "EGGSTRAVAGANZA".

For cash donations, contact Myron L. Koop at 505.577.7243, myronkoop@swbell.net

Famine To Feast Partners With California NPO Compassion Through Action

on March 19, 2017 - 11:49am

COMMUNITY News:

Famine to Feast is joining forces April 1 with the California NPO "Compassion Through Action". Founder Jeff Padilla, is in the process of expanding his organization to New Mexico and is sponsoring an event the YMCA, 808 Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Espanola.

The goal is to make 100 sack lunches and toiletry bags to be distributed at the event. The following is a list of NEW items that Famine to Feast would like your help to provide:

  • 100 each of lotion, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, moist towelettes, lip balm, tweezers, athletic socks, and shaving cream; and
  • Gently used Men’s,
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